New Content Marketing Benchmarks

Looking for more data on how B2B companies are using content marketing? A new report from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs was recently released. The report entitled, B2B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends-North America, was based on a survey sent to a sample of B2B marketers at North American companies in August 2012, and summarizes the answers from 1,416 respondents.

From our vantage point, the key takeaways are as follows:

  • The top 3 tactics used were: social media (87%), articles on your website (83%), and eNewsletters (77%)
  • 70% of the respondents are using video, which is up from 52% a year ago
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are the most common distribution channels, but Google+ is number 5 with 39% of respondents using it (up from 13% in 2011)
  • Brand awareness, customer acquisition and lead generation are the top 3 goals
  • The percentage of marketing budget B2B's spend on content ranges from 22% (midzise companies) to 42% (very small companies) and 88% say that amount will either stay the same or rise over the next 12 months
  • 64% of respondents say they are challenged with producing enough content.

Trends from this study align with other recent data, including a recent Holger Schulze survey.

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